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an explosive report on a gay lobby lurking in the vatican. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman is in rome. >> they are blasting in uncharacteristically strong terms, fredricka, are these reports, reports that appeared in a daily newspaper, "la repubblica" and a week live magazine panorama which suggests that indeed this group of three cardinals who were assigned by pope benedict to look into wrongdoing in the vatican found or allegedly uncovered, according to these publications a network of gay priests within the vatican who were being blackmailed according to these reports by a network of male prostitutes in rome. now, the vatican is roundly denying that these reports taking place, accusing the italian media of trying to influence the conclave, that group of 116 cardinals who will be meeting in the next few weeks in rome or rather in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vat
it was a drone iran downed in 2011. cnn cannot independently verify the authenticity of this video. we reached out to the pentagon for comment but have not heard back yet. nick robertson is following developments in london. is this the same drone that the united states said was returned to the united states? >> it looks like the same one. the iranians say it was flying 140 miles into their airspace off their northeastern corner, close to the border with afghanistan. the iranians are saying this aircraft was flying from the kandahar airfield base inside afghanistan, and some of the footage, and i looked at it, some of it could be kandahar air base but there's no guarantee this video came from the aircraft in question here. did they get this video from somewhere els? it's not clear. there's no way to verify at the moment what the iranians are saying. the spokesman that the iranians are putting forward says that the aircraft was sent to california several times in 2010 for repair and used for operations inside pakistan. >> translator: this aircraft has had many flights in countries around iran, o
'm are ashleigh banfield, thanks for watching, everyone. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend" good to see you and here we go, again. more snow plablanketing the easn u.s. causing massive pileups. >>> new details of oscar pistorius what his family is telling us about the super star. >>> do you know who is turning 50? a look back at the man, the legend, michael jordan. it is sunday, february 17th. >>> good morning to you. getting up early today. i'm christi paul in for randi kaye. i want to start with you in vatican city for a beginning and end of sorts here. pope benedict xvi is residing from st. peter's square right now. this is one of the last appearances he will make as pope. on the other end of the spectrum it is audition day for some of his successors. joining me now from rome cnn international correspondent ben wedemen. ben, i want to start with pope benedict. how will he spend his last 11 days now as pope? >> well, right now what we see is a much larger crowd that he's addressing in st. peter's square. numbers as high as 150,000 people on a
of political constraints that he faced just 12 months ago. >> reporter: white house officials tell cnn that tonight's address will bookend the president's inaugural speech last month when he laid out aggressive themes on gun control and immigration and mentioned some unexpected subjects. >> some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: while president obama is expected to aur more specifics on some of the issues, white house officials say the overall focus tonight will be the economy and adding jobs for the middle class. that topic got surprisingly little attention in the inaugural address. >> he hasn't given us an idea whether there is a sigs can't agenda that he wants to pursue/design to try to accelerate economic growth and economic recovery. that's been the big missing piece all the way through last year and we'll see whether it's filled in in the
long before i need to head home. >> he might be the next one moving back home. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> that does it for this edition of "360." thanks for watching. "early start" begins right now. >>> happening right now, the decision on bail for oscar pistorius will happen just hours from now. will the olympian accused of killing his model girlfriend be free freed on bail? >>> shootout on the las vegas strip. police this morning on the hunt for the gunmen who left three dead in a hail of bullets and a fiery crash in front of some really terrified tourists. >>> going nowhere. national guard troops searching for stranded drivers in the midwest. snow, sleet, freezing rain could spell dangerous driving conditions for a massive portion of the country. look at that. >> wow! >> good morning. i'm christine romans in for john berman today. >> i'm zoraida sam bbowlin. it is friday, february 22nd. >>> we have learned that at 7:30 this morning, oscar pistorius will learn the decision in
light was followed by a series of deafening explosions. listen to this. an expert tells cnn that the debt nation appears to be the equivalent of roughly 300 kilotons of tnt. that is about the same magnitude of a nuclear blast. the impact on populated areas is widespread and historic. the concussion shattered windows. at least 1,000 people are hurt and cnn's mary snow is keeping track of it and there's a lot to keep track of. this is unbelievable, isn't it? >> it is. and frightening. you showed incredible video. more continues to come in. the scene was surreal has the meteor struck sending off mass confusion. meteors scattered over three of damage to about 3,000 buildings. it came out of nowhere. the bright streak long enough to capture on camera as it lurched towards earth and exploded. a deafening boom followed over russia. the sonic boom shattered glass. at least 1,000 people in the bulls eye of the falling meteor were injured. it's a bombing, says this man. there were reports that a large chunk of it was found in a lake. as frightening as it was, scientists say it's not a
for cnn in minot, north dakota. >>> new developments in the all-out man hunt for a suspected cop killer. right now police keting a california indian reservation. >>> and bracing for a snow making monster. a blizzard taking aim right now at the entire northeast. major cities like boston, right here in new york, smash dab in its path. thousands of flights have already been canceled. good morning. welcome to "early start" this morning. i'm christine romans. john berman is off today. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, february 8th. it is 5:00 a.m. here in the east. let's get started. millions of people bracing for what could be a blizzard for the ages. take a look at the monster storm that's about to bury boston and bring misery to millions in the northeast. forecasters are using words like epic, historic to describe this massive storm. you're looking at live pictures from new york now. the big apple is also preparing for dangerous winds and up to a foot of snow, perhaps even more. a lot of schools are doing early dismissal today. right now 23 million pe
for keeping me company here at cnn as i was in for brooke baldwin. i want to take you to "the situation room" with wolf blitzer because he starts right now. and let's take a look at the "closing bell." you heard alison kosik say we're not going to hit the 14,164 today but we there is a lot going on in washington with the sequester and we have to hope that we are going to be seeing these kinds of numbers, wolf. we certainly hope it for a long time. but depending on what -- depending on what washington does, we'll have to see if it sticks. wolf blitzer? >>> thanks very much. happening now, forced budget cuts just days away. we're going to show you three ways the across the board spending reductions could impact you. >>> also, a diamond heist right out of the movies. $50 million worth of stolen diamonds from an airplane. how they got away. it might surprise you. >>> plus, a horse meat scandal spreads to one of the world's largest food companies. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> congress did it, congress can undo it. president obama is warning of dire consequences for all of
on cnn. much more coming up here in "the situation room" as well. >>> meanwhile, a surprise announcement by president obama. the man who led allied forces in afghanistan is retiring from the united states military. the marine corps john allen was on track to become nato's next supreme commander but he's stepping down because of health issues in his family. the president calls general allen one of america's finest military leaders. now he will retire. >>> let's get to one of the most daring robberies we've seen in some time. thieves dressed as police broke into an airport in europe, got into a plane's cargo hold, and got away with some $50 million in diamonds. cnn's tom foreman has the details which sound straight out of a film from hollywood. what happened here, tom? >> you're right, wolf. here's brussels, belgian, and this is what happened. this airplane was getting ready to leave from the airport for a short little flight over to zurich. what they didn't know at that time is that two vehicles with eight robbers, according to authorities, were cutting a fence down here and getting on to
the food lines and the spa gattii tangle of cell phone cords and as the ship came into sight from a cnn helicopter, a call for help, an sos and the most heart warming scene of the trip, a valentine, fashioned out of life vests. as they finally left their nightmare behind, some took a souvenir. >> sorry, carnival for taking your bathrobe, i did not pay for this, but figured they owed me. >> and ready seem ready to do it again, at least someday. >> i'm going to keep my feet on land for a little while. but if you get a free seven-day cruise, how can you pass that up, right? >> now, as part of the competition, because we thank ceo went out and apologized. they are offering hotel rooms so they could get a good night sleep before they go home. carnival cruiselines booked the entire holiday inn in mobile, alabama, for many weary passengers to stay the night before heading home and that's where we find victor blackwell, that hotel. i was leaving my hotel room a couple of hours ago. a lot of crew members leaving. they were relieved. i can only imagine how passengers feel. >> reporter: about 25 m
days. ♪ i'm brianna keilar at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. hope you have a great night and a great week. ♪ >>> path of destruction. a powerful tornado strikes mississippi. they are still assessing the damage right now. >> bracing for more, people still digging out from the northeast blizzard. now they face another potential weather threat today. >> stranded at sea. thousands of cruise ship passengers right now waiting for help after a fire leaves them adrift in the gulf of mexico. >> we're arguing whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. >> nothing but fun. the band grabs two trophies including song of the year at the grammys. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman. it's monday, february 11th. down south the painstaking cleanup is getting underway this morning. a monster tornado ripped through southern mississippi overnight tearing apart homes, businesses and causing dooj a university campus. at least a dozen people were injured. a storm chaser caught this unbelievable sight. a funnel cloud on the move, about 100 miles sout
there in big bear. martin? >> also, cnn has obtained some exclusive images of dorner firing a gun. tell us about them. >> reporter: yeah. cnn obtained exclusive video of chris dorner during his cadet training days in 2005. very chilling video, consider considering circumstances for his search right now. still on the loose right now. the video we have shows him firing his weapon, exercise training and it really shows the strength of this man, 270 pounds, six-feet tall, seen carrying a 300-pound dummy just effortlessly. we received that tape yesterday. that's exclusive video to cnn. just a new development, new images and sort of gives uh-you sense of background and the type of person that the los angeles police department and other authorities in southern california are dealing with. >> and police have said that dorner is extremely dangerous. it's not just his police training, is it? he also had some military background. >> reporter: yeah. he has extensive military training, martin. he is a marksman, pistol expert. he also has underwater sea train ing as well. if you remember a few days ago
this morning. erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas. jennifer delgado is live at the cnn weather center in atlanta. erin, let's start with you. how's it looking? >> reporter: well, it's not quite as heavy as it was last hour but it's still pretty heavy. we've seen snow plows go by here about six times in the last two hours and the roads are still covered. also we've got this ruler, we've been measuring. about an hour ago it was 4 inches. now we're at 5 1/2. but soledad, here's the interesting thing about this storm. we're calling it a thundersnow. there's thunder and lightning that goes along with it. i wish it would happen when i'm out here but i think we've got video, so let's play that video. i don't know if you can hear it. and that's why we're calling it the blizzard of oz. we've seen that a lot on twitter from some people in kansas, so we want to name this storm the blizzard of oz, soledad. >> i thought thundersnow was dramatic enough. let's get right to jennifer d delgado on where the storm is going to head next. >> right now we are watching the storm system and, soledad, this is awe huge o
. john king is cnn's chief national correspondent. john, what is the likelihood of this sequester, these forced budget cuts, going into effect starting friday? >> ali, there's no serious negotiations. so at the moment it looks like these will go in. you heard the from the. he not only wants the bigger deal, deficit reduction, long-term plan, but he said if we can't get that by march 1st we won't, we should do something temporary so the cuts don't take effect. there are some democrats who politically, including people in the white house, we see the president making public appeals but his own people privately say in the short term they have the political upper hand and it would help them and would hurt republicans in congress heading into the 2014 cycle to have this happen. both parties, both sides, if you will, are playing some short-term political calculations. republicans think, look, we've tried to get cuts from the president, gave him tax increases in the last minicrisis, and our only leverage is to get these cuts. athals think some of these predictions are more sky is falling
appearing had been his show says as far as he knew, she was getting better. he spoke to cnn's don lemon last night. listen. >> she actually been doing very well. things were looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually was admitted herself to a psychiatric facility. and there's a cautionary tale about the stigma of mental illness and the way in which the public attacks celebrities who take care of themselves. she became so fearful of the stigma and the way people were responding to her being hospitalized that she actually checked herself out prematurely and now we have what we have. >> you know, the mccready was not afraid to talk about her troubles. she posted a message to her fans on the website saying i haven't had a hit in a decade. i spent my fortune, tarnished my public view and made myself the brunt of punch line after punch line. i've been beaten, sued, robbed, arrested, jailed, and evicted but i'm still here. you know the heart of all these struggles she ultimately leaves two children with
pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, countless street corners and places in places like chicago and philadelphia. >> reporter: and in a video me
" starts right now. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome, everybody. you're watching "starting point." breaking news. olympic runner oscar pistorius reveals why he shot his girlfriend. that as a judge decides if the so-called blade runner can get out of jail. while he's before the judge, reeva steenkamp's family lays her to rest. live team coverage from south africa. a developing story we're following as well. shocking new report that links a chinese military to multiple u.s. computer hacks. >> and more breaking news. cnn learning eight masked thieves have made off with 50 million from brussels airport. plus, a 1-70 million chance. not only that a texas woman give birth to quadruplets. but two sets of identical twins. coming up, meet manuel and tessa montalvo and the kids, live. >>> new trouble discovered with the dreamliner's batteries. that and more in my business report. >>> tuesday, february 19th. "starting point" begins now. >>> all right. welcome, everybody. breaking news this morning in the oscar pistorius murder case. pistorius releasing a statement about premeditated murder
go through anything this painful. >> she really struggled. cnn nichelle turner live for us this morning. >> a very talented and troubled life she led. mindy mccready recently was seeking help. checking into rehab earlier this month she appeared with dr. drew on his show, celebrity rehab. as far as he knew, she was trying to get better. he spoke to don lemon last night. >> she had actually been doing very well. things looking up for her. she had children with a boyfriend who ended up killing himself a few weeks ago. she was struggling after that. actually admitted herself to a psychiatric facility. and there is a cautionary tale about the stigma of mental illness and the way the public attacks celebrities who take care of themselves. she became so fierceful of the stigma and the way people responding to her being hospitalized that she actually checked herself out prematurely and now we have what we have. >> at the heart of mccready's struggle, she leaves two kids without their mother. 6 years old and 10 months old. that's the heart-breaking aspect to the tragedy. soledad, mc
all the developments mean with cnn legal contributor paul callan. >>> developing overnight, the search is on for victims in the rubble of a done town kansas city restaurant after a natural gas explosion. take a look at those pictures. it was happy hour at j.j.'s one of the city's most popular restaurants, when the explosion literally ripped the roof off. residents nearby say a lot of the buildings shook. two people are missing and dozens were hurt in the blast and fire which may have been triggered by an accident involving a utility contractor. cnn's ted allow larowlands is l kansas city for us. >> reporter: at this point, they have suspended the search for the two missing people, a man and woman. the explosion took place just after 6:00 last night at a very popular restaurant which is now completely gone. the explosion can which witnesses say could be felt blocks away instantly engulfed brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. brie flying into the air. >> i just live two blocks down. we felt it shaking. >> reporter: reports of the smell of gas an hour before the explo
u.s. computer hacks. >> and more breaking news. cnn learning eight masked thieves have made off with 50 million from brussels airport. plus, a 1-70 million chance. not only that a texas woman give birth to quadruplets. but two sets of identical twins. coming up, meet manuel and tessa montalvo and the kids, live. >>> new trouble discovered with the dreamliner's batteries. that and more in my business report. >>> tuesday, february 19th. "starting point" begins now. >>> all right. welcome, everybody. breaking news this morning in the oscar pistorius murder case. pistorius releasing a statement about premeditated murder charges against him saying this. i fail to understand how i could be charged with murder as i had no intention to kill my girlfriend. at his bail hearing, still going on as we speak, the judge ruling that premeditated murder charge, the severest charge in south african law, will stand and that makes it highly unlikely that the olympian, accused of killing his girlfriend, will be given any kind of bail. these new pictures of pistorius in court this morning. he was sob
that point. >> except remember something too. part of what you see when you turn on cnn or other stations are people in america projecting their cultural kind of assumptions onto south africa. i -- i saw somebody the other night, may have been on this show, saying, wait, he didn't call 911, which factually was not correct. they have something there. but that isn't the person he would have called is perfectly normal according to people i know in south africa for who you would call. i agree with you, it's not the american system, but you -- i think this guy has a pretty good defense based on what i talked to people in south africa, his kind of paranoia, his fear of crime. i don't think that's something so outlandish. >> the prosecutor has really been trying to portray pistorius as a flight risk, his unwillingness to recognize his crime heightens the flight ris.? do you agree with that? >> why wouldn't he have every incentive in the world to clear his name? he has an able defense team. i think that's very compelling. i think he will get bail. i'll be crazy and make the prediction. >> as i un
afternoon through saturday morning. we'll continue to monitor here at cnn. >>> also new this morning, u.s. secrets possibly exposed. iran claiming it's decoded now released some footage from a downed u.s. drone. the man identified as a member of iran's military narrated the black and white aerial footage as it was broadcast on iranian state media. he claims that it's a drone that iran downed back in 2011. >>> also this morning, president obama giving in to congressional demands. he will release classified documents that explain the legal justification for drone strikes that kill u.s. terror suspects overseas. >>> and adding to the drama, john brennan, the president's pick to head the cia and the architect of the drone policy, he'll appear before the senate intelligence committee today. lots to talk about with barbara starr who's following all these developments for us this morning from the pentagon. barbara, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, soledad. all about spice and drones this morning, isn't it? well, this video has not yet been confirmed as the genuine article by the admini
of newsroom and i know it is loosely based on what we do at cnn. so thank you very much. we hope you're watching us as well. >> i'm a huge fan of you guys. i came to visit the studio in new york and it is part of my research, and i just -- my admiration for what you do is just boundless. >> thank you. thank you for joining us and we'll be joining you, inside the party later. one of the stars of newsroom. and as i was saying before, nischelle, some winners and some losers, a few losers on the red carpet tonight at the oscars. jennifer lawrence, i thought, looked beautiful. and i think the clip that will be played around the world tomorrow is her tripping as she -- up the stairs as she went to accept her award. but i have to say, from the fashion standpoint, you could see that gown laid out and, boy, was it a beautiful pale pink and white silk dior haute couture
on a defense nominee, but hagel's nomination is scheduled for a vote tomorrow. >>> this just in to cnn, warren buffett is getting into the ketchup business apparently. buffe buffett's berkshire hath awaway with 3g capital are buying the ketchup maker for the low, low price of $28 billion. lot of ketchup, a big business deal. mayor michael bloomberg set to unveil his latest green initiative, a war on plastic foam. bloomberg will propose a city wide ban on plastic foam food packaging, in his final state of the city speech, part of an effort to increase the city's recycling rate. the mayor conquered transfats and is fighting against super sized sodas. >> no big shock on that one. >> especially those in the sire foam cups. >> that's a two-fer, you're in big trouble in new york if you do that. >>> lots of questions surrounding how the police handled the final standoff with christopher dorner. did they try to burn him out? former commissioner of the nypb bill bratton will join us next. [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announ
on on that boat. >> and we haven't mentioned it since. and cnn, i guess, went wild on it. >> ape. >> went ape on it, a nonstory. no one even really basically hurt, much less dead, but it paid off in the, you know, in the ratings. >> yep. >> do what you got to do. >> also in the news, google planning to sell the first laptop computer's powered by its chrome operating system later this year. that's according to "the wall street journal." which points out that the chrome computers will compete with devices powered by google's android operating system. so that will be an interesting little competition. and a new government study showing that adults get about 11% of their daily calories from fast food. the study covered the year's 2007 to 2010. now that's down 13% from the prior study which covered 2003 to 2006. so does that mean, joe that people are spending less time -- >> means, yeah, less calories. >> less calories? >> a little bit -- >> less calories is that that they're eating there less frequently or they're just choosing the salad options? >> could be. >> i don't know. >> now that they're
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